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01-17-2008 4:36 PM
By honour, I mean "that which tries to help those less-fortunate and looks for nothing in return".
Is Christianity honourable?
The part about helping the poor and your neighbours, yes.
The part about joining the religion (accepting Jesus Christ as your personal saviour or otherwise) in order to gain salvation... no.
And, one can help others without joining the religion.
To me it would be more honourable to help others and not join Christianity (therefore not asking for personal salvation in return).
If I find it honourable to receive a gift only when it's not asked for, and Christianity insists that I ask for God's forgiveness in order to receive salvation... am I doomed to Hell for trying to be honourable? Does this mean God does not want people to lead honourable lives?
Is there any religion that does not give a reward for joining and focuses more on being honourable?
Perhaps for Faith and Belief or Miscellaneous Topics